Fulshear, providing expert Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help young women manage their emotions and behavior.
Although originally developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder, DBT is widely applicable to a variety of other difficult to treat disorders, especially those that are characterized by a high degree of emotional instability.
At Fulshear, our intensively trained staff uses DBT to help our clients learn the skills necessary to regulate emotions, control self-destructive behaviors and improve interpersonal relations. Once these skills are successfully understood and integrated into daily activities and decisions, clients are better equipped to make healthy choices and utilize appropriate coping skills within her home and community.
Fulshear is among just a handful of residential treatment facilities in the country that use DBT to aid in the healing of our clients.
If you or someone you love needs help to find her right place in this world, please call for more information 855-842-5593. Let our experience help you improve your experience.
Why use DBT?
DBT helps with the problematic actions sometimes used to deal with extreme emotional intensity. DBT emphasizes taking responsibility for one’s problems and helps the person examine how they deal with conflict and negative feelings. The goals of the DBT group include identifying maladaptive coping patterns and providing students with adaptive coping strategies to promote healthier lifestyles and psychological well-being.
DBT has been shown to be the most effective therapy for borderline personality disorder and highly effective for the severe emotional disturbances caused by depression, eating disorders, substance abuse and many other mental health issues.
What happens during a DBT session?
Specific sessions vary per the student and according to where they are in their healing. Sessions are done both individually and in group sessions. They focus on topics such as:
- Interpersonal relations
- Emotional regulation
- Distress tolerance skills
Students may be given “homework assignments” to help them think about and practice healthy coping skills.
Is my daughter the only one?
One of the scariest parts of living with emotional and behavioral struggles is thinking that you are in it alone. At Fulshear, your daughter will meet other women just like her. A key part of therapy is developing strong relationships with the other women in the program and Fulshear staff. The women will attend group therapy sessions together and learn from each other to establish independent, self-sufficient lives.
Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) uses the powerful relationship between humans and horses to teach life skills. In addition to learning to care for another living thing, equine therapy helps students learn how to care for themselves and interact with other people more effectively.
Fulshear is especially equipped to help young adult women develop coping skills to navigate complex changes in their lives, such as going off to college or dealing with the death of a loved one. We help girls focus on the psychological adjustment to the change instead of the change itself.
Where She’ll Live
When residents arrive, they live on The Ranch, 34 gorgeous acres. The peaceful environment is an ideal location for intensive healing. After building health and stability, residents move to the apartments in Stafford, Texas and live with two or three roommates but no support staff.
“Our family is forever changed from our experience at Fulshear. Our journey began on a hot, sunny day… when we dropped Jenny off at the ranch. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done; however, what I didn’t realize at the time was that it would be the best thing for Jenny and our family.”